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Symphony No. 39. in G minor
(Haydn): Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Sternberg
Cello Concerto (Samuel Barber ):
Zara Nelsova (cello) and the New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Russian Easter Festival Overture
(Rimsky-Korsakov): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Issay Dobrowen on gramophone records


Conducted By:
Jonathan Sternberg
Samuel Barber
Zara Nelsova
Conducted By:
Issay Dobrowen

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Rawsthorne's Second Piano Concerto, by John Amis
' Weather Permitting,' by Spike Hughes
' For your Music Shelf,' by John Lade , illustrated by Jean Mackie


Edited By:
Anna Instone
Introduced By:
Alec Robertson
John Amis
Spike Hughes
John Lade
Illustrated By:
Jean MacKie

Clifford Curzon (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Festival Hall
Part 1
A studio performance: tomorrow (Third) It is rare for an English composer to excel at writing for the piano, but Alan Raws thorne now has two piano concertos to his credit, both of which have won favour. No. 1 first appeared in 1939 as a Concerto for piano, strings, and percussion, and was rescored for full orchestra three years later. It is marked by finished workmanship, deftness, and wit. The same qualities appear in No. 2, a four-movement work designed on a large scale. It was commissioned by the Arts Council for the Festival of Britain, and played for the first time in the Royal Festival Hall on June 17 last year, when the soloist was Clifford Curzon and the orchestra the London, Symphony under Sir Malcolm Sargent.
The Concerto begins with toccata-like figuration for the piano, with the flute playing a lyrical melody above it; On this melody much of the opening movement (marked Allegro piacevole) is based. A Scherzo (Allegro moho) follows; this leads to an Intermezzo (Adagio semplice). The final Allegro is dominated by an attractive tune developed with ingenuity and brilliance.Harold Rutland

Symphony No. 88. in G - Haydn
3.24 app. Piano Concerto No. 2 - Alan Rawsthorne


Clifford Curzon
Paul Beard
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Alan Raws
Clifford Curzon
Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Harold Rutland

A romantic light opera
Original book and lyrics by Alexander M. Thompson and Gerald Dodson
Music by Montague F. Phillips
Adapted for broadcasting by Elizabeth Braund
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas ) Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
The story told by Hugh Morton
Production by John Tylee


Alexander M. Thompson
Gerald Dodson
Music By:
Montague F. Phillips
Broadcasting By:
Elizabeth Braund
Frank Thomas
Gilbert Vinter
Told By:
Hugh Morton
Production By:
John Tylee
Lady Mary Trefusis:
Elsie Morison
Abigail, Lady Mary's maid:
Betty Huntley-Wright
Derek Lanscombc:
Frederick Harvey
Solomon Hooker, Derek's servant:
Dudley Rolph
Septimus Bunkle, an innkeeper:
Cuthbert Ford

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